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Man City boss Guardiola reveals Laporte closer to playing return

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Aymeric Laporte is a step closer to returning to action.

The French defender has been absent since the 4-1 win over Arsenal before Christmas but the City boss says he is on his way back.

He returned to the pitches at the CFA yesterday and completed a session on his own, and Guardiola predicts it'll be around another week to ten days before he's ready to play.

“Laporte yesterday and had a first session alone," said Guardiola.

“So hopefully in one week (he will be available). I don't know exactly, but hopefully one week, ten days he will be okay."

The boss also revealed Sergio Aguero has been forced to self-isolate for a few days, saying:

“Unfortunately, he was in contact with a person who is positive. So he isolates for a few days.

“I don't know exactly because he has been tested like all of us six times in the last 10, 15 days.

“He is negative and he is negative now too, but the protocol says if we have been in contact we have to isolate. He could not play today."

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